Meet: Rob Bellamy from Westfield, a hockey player turned Nashville singer/songwriter
Rob calls Nashville home, these days. Although you can see him performing live all over New England this summer. While Bellamy was a senior at UMaine Orono, he picked up a guitar for the first time, after it was given to him on his 23rd birthday. From then on, his life long love of music became a big part of his life. Encouraged by his team mates to keep playing and singing, Rob spent much of his free time on his music. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2004 and eventually ended up playing hockey in England. While he was overseas, Rob played his first public gig. From there, there was no turning back for Bellamy. He eventually hung up the skates, packed his guitar and moved to Nashville. In Nashville he met up with other "Local Catch" artists, like Kate Cameron from Duxbury, Carly Tefft from Sandwich and Ayla Brown from Wrentham. He and Ayla recently visited our studios and performed a duet they wrote.
The Rhapsody Of Rob
Rob was here early this month, with Ayla Brown, and performed live in our Country 102.5 Studio. Here he is his doing an original composition, co-written with Catch artists Kate Cameron and Carly Tefft, called "Long Freight Train."
Bellamy and Brown debuted their just written duet, "Always Have a Home"
Take a listen to the official single release of Rob's "Long Freight Train."
The Buzz On Bellamy
- Describes his sound as soulful/blues country
- All-time favorite country song: Anything written or sung by Chris Stapleton
- First country concert: Jason Aldean
- Currently diggin' on Country 102-5: "Heartache On The Dance Floor" by Jon Pardi
- His sister, Kacey Bellamy, is on the USA Olympic Hockey Team (they play in February in S. Korea)
- His brother, Corey, plays hockey in the Southern Professional Hockey League
On The Road With Rob
July 28- The Greatest Bar, Boston
August 10- Old Vines Wine Bar, Kennebunk, ME
August 11: Tavern On The Wharf, Plymouth
August 12: Sea Dog Brew Pub, Yarmouth
August 16: Station Eight, Marshfield
September 1-3: Ember in Harwichport
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